Ray Reagans


Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management
Professor of Organization Studies

 

Ray Reagans

Ray Reagans is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management and Professor of Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Reagans studies the origin and influence of social capital on knowledge transfer, learning rates, and overall team performance. More specifically, he examines how demographic characteristics such as race, age, and gender affect the development of network relations. He also considers how particular network structures affect performance outcomes, including the transfer of knowledge among individuals and the productivity of research and development teams.

Reagans holds a BA in sociology and economics from Brown University and a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.


Faculty Media

  • [Innovation@Work Webinar] Demystifying Demographic Diversity in Your Organization

    In this webinar, Professor Reagans focuses on the general effect diversity can have on three important aspects of organizational life: 1) interpersonal relationships inside the organization 2) the...


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  • The Real Reasons Diversity Programs Don’t Work

    A new study finds that diversity means different things to different groups.


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  • Diversity: How To Talk About It, & How Not To

    When it comes to workplace diversity policies, there is no effective one-size-fits-all approach. That’s one of the conclusions of MIT Sloan assistant professor Evan Apfelbaum, who, with co-authors...


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Phone: (617) 715-4154
Fax: (617) 253-2660
Email: rreagans@mit.edu
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Demystifying Demographic Diversity in Your Organization

In this webinar, Ray Reagans focuses on the general effect diversity can have on three important aspects of organizational life - interpersonal relationships inside the organization, the performance of work groups and teams, and the kinds of climates and work cultures which are more conducive for individual attachment and performance.